2008 Stony Hill Red Table Wine

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Change is good!  Stony Hill, always known for its white wines, is now producing a Red Table Wine from its six-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard, high up on Spring Mountain.  The deep red soil, southwestern exposure and plentiful afternoon sun create a classic environment for the Cabernet grape.  Winemaker Mike Chelini is treating the wine with a light hand, creating a medium-bodied, food-friendly Cab with deep red berries in the nose, a fresh fruitiness on the palate, and subtle mountain tannins.  John Gillman, who writes the online newsletter View from the Cellar, says Mike's Cabernets remind him of those marvelous, mild-mannered Napa Valley Cabernets of the 60's and 70's.  We heartily agree!  You'll find it a delicious match with a thin-sliced, medium rare flank steak spiced with chili oil, garlic and sweet red peppers.

2008 Stony Hill Red Table Wine

Tech Details

Farming: Irrigated Age of Vines: 4 years
Appellation: Napa Valley Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon 95%, Merlot 5%
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot Harvest Date: September 10, 2008
Dehydration Time: n/a Fermentation Time: 2 weeks
Fermentation Temp: 60 degrees Aging Time: 18 months in Oak
Filtering: Filtered to remove yeast Bottling Date: March 29, 2010
Total Acidity: 0.57% Residual Sugar: Dry
Alcohol: 13.8% pH: 3.64
Aging Potential: 5+ years Production: 196 cases in 750mL bottles
Release Date: February 2011 Price at Winery: $25.00 per bottle